Steam build Nov 26 2018, archived for XP/Vista compatibility
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EDIT (18th of January, 2020):
Make sure you keep your root certificates updated with this:
IMPORTANT: Make sure you download config.vdf included in the directory listing and put it in the "config" folder in Steam's installation directory. You won't be able to download games without doing this step. Thanks to u/TheArtBellStalker for providing this fix.
In 2019, Valve is no longer rolling out XP/Vista compatible Steam Client builds, leaving many older PCs without a legitimate way to play many games.
Since the November 26 build still connects to the Steam servers, this means that with this archived build, XP/Vista users will have some more time to enjoy their games legitimately, maybe even permanently if the community does something with this.
Auto-updates have been disabled.
Valve plz don't fix.
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i have no problems with signing in"
Well unless you are some troll post some guide..
i have no problems with signing in
Subject: not sure...
Subject: Something to try
1. The version posted here (https://archive.org/details/SteamWindowsXPCompatibilityBuild) has always worked for me since it was posted.
2. Note the -no-browser parameter that version uses. It disables a lot of stuff that could be related to why people are having problems. Also I don't let steam save login credentials, perhaps another clue.
Subject: Can confirm 2014 build kind of works
EDIT: You can use this build of Steam to play online in games such as Half-Life through Steam servers just fine. Just download HL (for example) with SteamCMD/the Steam client elsewhere and copy the steamapps/common/Half-Life and steamapps/appmanifest_70.acf (the number will change based on the game's Steam app ID) to your XP machine's library. This is working perfectly for me.
EDIT2: I disagree that the 2014 client is useless. Combined with SteamCMD (which still fully works on XP, even without SSE2), you have a fully functioning Steam client. I am able to update games on the computer and connect to VAC secured servers in games such as Half-Life.
Subject: 2014's functionality
Subject: How to get older steam client working
EDIT: The way you get this client working is by completely exiting steam, moving your steam.cfg file to your desktop (its in your root steam directory) then delete everything in your package folder, drag the Nov. 2014 files into your package folder. Then, run steam. It should say extracting packages, then it should install the update. Once its done close the client updater and drag your steam.cfg file back into your steam directory. Presto!
Subject: Uh...Can someone guide please ?
I already download 2014ver.
Then what should i do ?
What files should be copied or pasted?
Sorry , i am kind idiot about this.
Subject: Still doesn't work.
Subject: Still works
Subject: Still works !!
Subject: Steam doesn't work
Subject: Steam for Win XP
Subject: Not Working.
Subject: No Longer Working
Subject: doesn't work anymore
Subject: Not woking
Subject: No longer works as of 6-6-2020
sad day... unless someone finds a fix... stuck at connecting...
Subject: works great
edit: still works as of March 10th 2020
Subject: Unable to login as 01/10/2020